I’m an avid follower of the Londonist blog, where I found the “Tube Map of Lost London”. The nostalgic, alternative map depicts once well known sites and neighborhoods that have been lost to history. Although even I’m old enough to remember one or two. The old Planetarium on Baker Street in Marylebone hasn’t been gone all that long. But I’ll always fondly remember the former Swiss Centre on Leicester Square. The original building and cultural center is easily forgettable, but the Swiss Café on the ground floor served the most delicious flourless chocolate cake that I’ve ever tasted.
Check out the Londonist for detailed histories of all of the stops on the Lost London Map.